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Auba - Sign da ting!

His contract expires in 18 months and our owners stated they’d stop player contracts running down. In the words of our MD Vinai Venkatesham:

“We need to be really disciplined when we are dealing with senior players who are not towards the end of their careers.

“So that means we have to start making the difficult decisions when they have two years left on the contracts.

“We’re either going to renew those contracts or we’re going to be selling them.

“We’re going to have to be brave in those decisions because we can’t be in a situation where we’re allowing players to walk out of the door for free unless they are coming towards the end of their careers."

As much as I’d love him to, if he hasn’t signed it yet I’m not sure anything he’s seen so far is going to persuade him. What do we do? Leave him to run his contract down? Or try to get a reasonable return on him and sell in the summer?

posted 4 days, 13 hours ago

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You’d get more money for him in January, United would snap your hand off.
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If we sacked our clown manager and subsequently it appeared likely we'd get top four then holding on till summer would make sense. As missing out on top four costs a side approx £40m
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At this point is sacking the manager going to be enough? You spent a lot of money in the summer and a new manager would need players.

And let’s face it, you need a good couple.
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Nah we sack the manager ASAP.

posted 4 days, 13 hours ago

I think sell in the summer and give Auba a chance to win the Europa League for us... can't see top 4 happening but he'll still have decent value in the summer to allow us to buy some kind of replacement

comment by Bats (U18355)

posted 4 days, 12 hours ago

We could still easily finish top 4. Chelsea and Leicester are hardly special teams. Obviously that’s not to say we will finish top 4 nor do I expect to finish top 4, it’s just that even with defeat to Leicester it’s not like the season is beyond salvage. We just need to sack the manager.

posted 4 days, 12 hours ago

comment by Bats (U18355)
posted 1 minute ago
We could still easily finish top 4. Chelsea and Leicester are hardly special teams. Obviously that’s not to say we will finish top 4 nor do I expect to finish top 4, it’s just that even with defeat to Leicester it’s not like the season is beyond salvage. We just need to sack the manager.
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You lose today and Chelsea win also top 4 will begin to disappear over the horizon

posted 4 days, 12 hours ago

Annoying thing is if we lose Auba who can we realistically replace him with? Players may not find Arsenal to be a prestigious club to join especially with no champions league football.

posted 4 days, 12 hours ago

comment by Arsenal_49 (U10665)
posted 8 minutes ago
Annoying thing is if we lose Auba who can we realistically replace him with? Players may not find Arsenal to be a prestigious club to join especially with no champions league football.
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well... he signed for us when we didn't have CL football

posted 4 days, 11 hours ago

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comment by Arsenal_49 (U10665)
posted 8 minutes ago
Annoying thing is if we lose Auba who can we realistically replace him with? Players may not find Arsenal to be a prestigious club to join especially with no champions league football.
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well... he signed for us when we didn't have CL football
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Yes but will we constantly attract these sort of players? That's the point I'm making. We were lucky no one else went in for Auba. That was also our first season in the Europa league so there was expectation we would be back into the champions league the following season.

posted 4 days, 10 hours ago

comment by Bats (U18355)
posted 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
We could still easily finish top 4. Chelsea and Leicester are hardly special teams. Obviously that’s not to say we will finish top 4 nor do I expect to finish top 4, it’s just that even with defeat to Leicester it’s not like the season is beyond salvage. We just need to sack the manager.
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You ain’t getting top 4 mate

Sixth at best Leicester, spurs, and Chelsea are all better sides than your lot.

posted 4 days, 5 hours ago

Can you blame Auba? He has maybe two or three top years left and needs to decide if staying would be a waste. Anyone in any job would do the same.

posted 4 days, 3 hours ago

comment by RuiCostaJr - #'Dick'EmeryOut (U10462)
posted 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
Can you blame Auba? He has maybe two or three top years left and needs to decide if staying would be a waste. Anyone in any job would do the same.
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Definitely no blame on Auba, as long as he stays professional throughout and gives us his best whilst here

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